August 17, 2013

Sports Shorts: August 17, 2013


---- — Open competition night for Airborne Modifieds

PLATTSBURGH — The only rule for the Ernie’s Tools DIRTcar Modifieds tonight at Airborne Speedway is that there are no rules.

The Modifieds will pay homage to their open-cockpit sprint car heritage with an assortment of aerodynamic adjustments, such as wings, big spoilers and sail panels and race without any motor or tire restrictions in the Run What Ya’ Brung feature.

The event is being co-sponsored by Island Excavating, Aaron’s Sales & Leasing, Haun Welding, UniFirst and Casella.

Current point leader and defending track champion Todd Stone, of Middlebury, Vt., was knocked out of contention early last week, but his three wins and nine top-five finishes have him 60 points ahead of his closest rivals, Leon Gonyo and Jessey Mueller.

The Limited Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades and Mini Modifieds will also be in action. The Limited Late Model championship point battle remains tight, with Plattsburgh’s Robin Wood leading Mooers’ Jamy Begor by four points.

Post time is 6 p.m., with adult admission being $12. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Annual Hoffman run scheduled for today

PLATTSBURGH — The fourth-annual Run to Remember Doug Hoffman, a 5k fun run/walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center in Plattsburgh, will be held today.

Registration is at 8 a.m., with the kids’ run starting at 9 a.m. and the 5k at 9:30 a.m. at the Plattsburgh Oval.

Adirondack lists changes in club championships

PERU — Adirondack Golf & Country Club will hold its Club Championships today and Sunday, and there have been changes in some of the tee times and flights. Tee times start at 8 a.m. today and there will be A and B Flights for both men and women.

Today’s tee times

Women’s B Flight

8 a.m.- Katie Gluck, Alice Sample, Carol Dandrow

8:07 a.m.- Gerry Finney, Lena Dashnaw

Men’s B Flight

8:15 a.m.- Chip Dandrow, Gary Finney

8:22 a.m.- John Mousseau, Adrian Rovers

8:30 a.m.- Robert Soltero, Chris Murnane, John Strack

Women’s A Flight

8:37 a.m.- Stephanie Rovers, Brenda King, Phoebe Sturm

8:45 a.m.- Abdia Dashnaw, Barb Maille, Gale Carroll

Men’s A Flight

8:52 a.m.- Mark Leta, Aaron Czaja

9 a.m.- Ron McGee, Terry Nash, John McMillan

9:07 a.m.- Loren Latulipe, Ryan Maille

Folds of Honor golf tourney on August 30

PERU — The Folds of Honor Golf Tournament, a two-person scramble, will be held Friday, August 30, with a 1:10 shotgun start at Adirondack Golf & Country Club. There will be prizes in all three divisions: women’s, men’s and mixed.

Entry fee is $50 for members and $65 for non-members, with skins being an additional $10 per team. Mulligans will be sold for $5 (three per player or six per team). Golfers ages 72 and over play the gold tees. Refreshments will be served.

In 2011, the tournament raised $4,080. In 2012, the event raised $7,785 which placed it in the top 100 in the United States. All proceeds go to the Folds of Honor, The event is a joint initiative of the PGA of America and the USGA. All teams will be handicapped by the tournament director. Team prizes will be awarded 30 minutes after the completion of play.

For more information, contact Willie A. King, PGA Golf Professional, at 561-2337.

Johnny Nixon memorial softball tourney this weekend

AUSABLE FORKS — The second-annual Johnny Nixon Memorial Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament is being held this weekend. Nixon was an outstanding area athlete who passed away from ALS a few years ago. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the local fast-pitch league. This year, the event is also raising funds for the local ALS Raising Hope Foundation.

Teams entered include: Pool A- 20 Main Tavern, Egglefield/Graymont, Empire Recycling and Martineau Law; and Pool B- Loreman’s Dynasty Fast-Pitch, Gordon Oil, Accelerate Fast-Pitch and Watertown Rampage. The tournament opened on Friday, with 20 Main opposing Egglefield/Graymont at 7 p.m. and then Loreman’s Dynasty Fast-Pitch against Gordon Oil at 8:30 p.m.

Today’s schedule

9 a.m.- Empire Recycling vs. Martineau Law

10:30 a.m.- Accelerate Fast-Pitch vs. Watertown Rampage

Noon- 20 Main Tavern vs. Empire Recycling

1:30 p.m.- Loreman’s Dynasty Fast-Pitch vs. Accelerate Fast-Pitch

3 p.m.- home run derby

4 p.m.- Egglefield/Graymont vs. Martineau Law

5:30 p.m.- Gordon Oil vs. Watertown Rampage

7:20 p.m.- 20 Main Tavern vs. Martineau Law

8:30 p.m.- Loreman’s Dynasty Fast-Pitch vs. Watertown Rampage


9 a.m.- Gordon Oil vs. Accelerate Fast-Pitch

10:30 a.m.- Egglefield/Graymont vs. Empire Recycling

Noon- semifinal, No. 1 Pool A vs. No. 2 Pool B

1:45 p.m.- semifinal, No. 1 Pool B vs. No. 2 Pool A

3 p.m.- championship

Lucky Strike Lanes schedule league meetings

MALONE — The following meetings have been scheduled for Lucky Strike Lanes: Saturday Duke and Dutchess Mixed League, tonight at 7 p.m.; Sunday Niters, Sunday, August 18 at 8 p.m.; Malone USBC Association meeting, Monday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.; Pioneer Men’s League, Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m.; Ladies Gateway, Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.; and Ladies Star, Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

If anyone would like to sign up for a league, all leagues are looking for teams and individuals. For more information, call Scott, at 483-5220 or e-mail All team captains and bowlers are asked to attend meetings and also anyone else who would like to bowl. Also, all league officers are asked to attend the association meeting as the league packets will be given out at that time.